[tex-live] Not so good experience with TL net install on windows.

Karl Berry karl at freefriends.org
Tue Aug 26 02:07:20 CEST 2008

    The VM problem is caused (almost certainly) by not removing the old
    environment variables /before/ installing

Really?  I did not gather that, but I guess I must have failed to
comprehend all the mail.  I was under the impression that the old envvar
settings messed up the post-install running of TeX to process documents,
not installation.

This would imply the VM problem should be reproducible: make the old
envvar setting (whatever it is?) and try the install.  If the VM failure
happens in that case, and then does not happen when the old envvar
setting is removed, that would certainly be a clue :).

Can you or other Windows folk do that?

I am somewhat puzzled as to how old envvars could cause excessive VM

    Another point : these two paras should appear

I wrote them in the order I did because of the above.  I certainly agree
the order should be changed if the envvars affect installation.


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